Under the agreement, General Dynamics Information Technology will provide DHS, other government agencies -- including state and local organizations – with continuous monitoring tools, diagnosis and mitigation activities to strengthen the security of .gov networks and also help assess and combat cyber-risks and support the launch of DHS' Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.
Under the CMD program, DHS will centrally supervise procurement of solutions to rapidly identify and prioritize security issues and help mitigate them.
The term of the agreement is five years. Sixteen other companies have separately been contracted for the support, which has an overall value of $6 billion if all contract options are exercised.
"General Dynamics has a long history providing cybersecurity services to the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's National and Homeland Security division. "We look forward to leveraging our many years of DHS program management experience and in-depth understanding of DHS' goals and objectives to help agencies improve their network security."